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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands; The Hague, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission 05/26/2021 06/06/2021

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program: UCCS Short-Term Programs Areas of Study: Criminal Justice, Criminology
Language of Instruction: English Housing Type: Hotel/Hostel
Themes & Meta Majors: Programs with Graduate Course Options, Society, Human Behavior, and Public Service, UCCS Short-Term Programs
Program Description:

Criminal Justice in the Netherlands

Program Leaders: Assoc. Professor Anna Kosloski, Senior Instructor Richard Radabaugh, and Asst. Professor Henriikka Weir 

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Program Information

In this human trafficking- and criminal justice-themed trip to the Netherlands, students will explore these critical topics through a European lens in Amsterdam and The Hague. Students will do a comparative analysis of the criminal justice systems in the U.S. and the Netherlands. They will also recognize and understand key practices associated with criminal justice and law enforcement in the Netherlands, with special consideration of human trafficking elements. Activities on this trip include a tour of the Royal Palace Amsterdam, a tour of the Red Light District, the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Anne Frank House, and more!

A maximum of 25 students will be able to participate in this program.

Course and Credit Information

Undergraduate Credit toward Summer 2021: 3 credits of CJ 4600 (Criminal Justice: Human Trafficking in Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Graduate Credit toward Summer 2021: 3 credits of CJ 6600 (Criminal Justice: Human Trafficking in Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Students will be able to recognize the fundamental aspects associated with history of criminal justice in the U.S. They will also be able to recognize and understand key practices associated with criminal justice and law enforcement in the Netherlands, with special consideration of human trafficking subject matter. Students will complete journals and assignments while overseas and upon return for completion of the course.

Dates and Itinerary 

The dates of the trip are May 26 to June 6, 2021. Participants will depart the U.S. via a group flight from Denver International Airport on May 26, arriving in Amsterdam the next day. Participants will depart Amsterdam on June 6, 2021.

May 26: Depart Denver for Amsterdam
May 27: Arrive in Amsterdam, transfer to hotel
May 28: Royal Palace
May 29: Free day for exploring Amsterdam
May 30: Travel by train from Amsterdam to The Hague, transfer to hotel, Prison Gate Museum
May 31: Peace Palace, transfer to train station, travel by train from The Hague to Amsterdam
June 1: Site visit to Marechaussee Museum in Buren
June 2: Free day for exploring Amsterdam
June 3: Walking tour of the Red Light District
June 4: Free day for exploring Amsterdam
June 5: Anne Frank House and Museum
June 6: Depart Amsterdam for Denver

The Hague, Netherlands

Cost and Payment Information

International Affairs Non-Refundable Education Abroad Registration Fee: $50 (due January 29, 2021)
Tumlare Program Fee: $3,990 (due February 12, 2021)

Total Program Cost: $4,040

Included in the program cost are the following items:​​
  • Round trip international flights from Denver to Amsterdam
  • Hotels and ground services (breakfast is included at the hotels)
  • AMS public transportation pass
  • Entrance to the following: Royal Palace, Prison Gate Museum, Peace Palace, Marechaussee Museum
  • Travel and medical insurance, with Cancel For Any Reason Individual Insurance (covers 75-100% of trip cost depending on cancellation reason; NOTE: the cancellation insurance fee of $125 per person is NON-REFUNDABLE)
NOT included in the program cost are UCCS tuition, international health insurance, additional meals, tipping and personal spending money. For students seeking single-occupancy, there is a single-occupancy room supplement fee of $1,040.

**Please note that students seeking credit will be billed tuition on their UCCS account at their regular student rate for the Summer 2021 session.**

Participants pay Tumlare directly; directions can be found on their website. 


All housing accommodations are in 3- or 4-star hotels, with breakfast provided. Hotels offer internet access, double occupancy rooms (single occupancy for university officers, director, employee, agents, and representatives), and dining facilities.

Passports and Immigration

All participants need to have a valid passport to participate in this program. The passport needs to be valid at least 6 months after the anticipated departure from the Netherlands. Participants holding a U.S. Passport do not need a visa or additional permission to enter the Netherlands for this program. Those who do not hold a U.S. Passport should check with the closest Dutch embassy or consulate for the country they hold their passport from for entry requirements.

Information on how to obtain a U.S. Passport can be found on our website.

Health and Safety

Health and safety are paramount to a successful experience studying abroad. We encourage students to research health and safety considerations of the destination they wish to travel to. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provide up to date and comprehensive information about health and safety abroad. Please visit their websites to find more information.